Liver or Die

  • Genre : Drama Series
  • Premiere on KBSWorld : 20190110
  • Number of Episodes : 20
  • Runtime : 35'
  • Showtime : Thu-Fri 22:00 | Re-run : Fri-Sat 05:15, 12:25, Sun 22:20 (Seoul, UTC+9)


This is a story about a lonely, pitiful middle-aged man who has never lived for himself.


Lee Pungsang (cast. Yu Jun Sang)

After graduating from a technical high school, he got a job at a car repair shop. He tightened his belt until he could run his own repair shop. He has never lived for himself, and he worked doggedly out of responsibility to feed his younger siblings. They are the apple of his eye, but not to his wife. She is fed up with him baby-sitting his younger siblings. The reality is too much for him to handle, and he starts to feel overwhelmed.

Lee Jinsang (cast. Oh Ji Ho)

The oldest of Pungsang's younger siblings always screws around. He lives off his older brother and makes ends meet by helping out at his sister-in-law's car wash. He looks fine on the outside, but he always wears worn-out sweatpants and slippers. He is a lazy-bones, a smooth talker, and a credit delinquent.

Lee Jeongsang (cast. Jeon Hye-Bin)

She always tells her siblings to get their minds right. She is the older one of the fraternal twins. She is smart, logical, and cool-headed. Sometimes her words are too matter-of-fact that they give her family a sick burn. She is a doctor at a university hospital, which makes her the pride and joy of Pungsang and the pillar of his mind.

Lee Hwasang (cast. Lee Si Young)

She is the younger one of the fraternal twins. Money burns a hole in her pocket, and squanders all her money in shopping. She was never into studying, and she didn't receive proper education because she was busy taking care of her younger brother Oesang and doing housework. She is annoyed by Jeongsang, her "successful sister", who looks down on her. She has an inferiority complex. She's upset at Pungsang for favoring Jeongsang.

Lee Oesang (cast. Lee Changyeop)

He was about to sign with a professional baseball club, but he hurt his shoulder in a gang fight and had to quit baseball. After that, he lived like a couch-potato until he joined a gang. It's only been three months since Pungsang convinced him to leave the gang with tears. He learns car repair during the day and works as a designated driver during the night, but he is always tempted to go back to the gang. Then he gets to know a woman.

Behind the Scenes

Pungsang to undergo liver transplant today [Liver or Die]
Lee Pungsang will finally have his liver transplant on tonight's episode of 'Liver or Die.' Pungsang falls into deep despair upon finding out that his mother Bohui, who had promised...
Hwasang is reunited with her ex-husband [Liver or Die]
The teaser photo for tonight's episode of 'Liver or Die' features Hwasang and her ex-husband Heungman. Until now, we saw Hwasang as a parasitic sister who lives off of her brother P...
Jeon Hye-Bin gets slapped in the face at the hospital? [Liver or Die]
In the upcoming episode of 'Liver or Die', Jeongsang (Jeon Hye-Bin) gets slapped in her face in the middle of the hospital where she works. She has fallen to the ground in shock. The patients,...